how to add java on Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Desktop

July 11, 2013 2.1k views
i have found a way with the command sudo? add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java but when i type this it says add-apt-repository: command not found can any one please help me.?
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If you need to add a repository to download it through apt-get, edit your "/etc/apt/sources.list" file and add something like "deb repository_name" to the beginning of that file, e.g. with "sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list".

Then do apt-get update.
i`m a big newbie to this VPS world can you please explain me in smaller details and in full codes please if you will manage to help me i will give you cookies!
like can you explain in step by step what i need to do please
As provided by pipework in the chat:
You have to install the software-properties-common package to be able to use the add-apt-repository command.
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